If you’ve been charged with a crime in the State of Illinois, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and fight your case. Brian Shields has been defending criminal matters in Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, and Lake County for over 25 years. He has defended and achieved not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from murder, sexual assault, possession of narcotics, weapons and DUI cases.
Brian Shields has extensive experience in the following areas of defense: Criminal Defense, Traffic Defense and DUI Defense. The Law Office of Brian Shields has been successfully representing drivers before the Secretary of State for over 22 years. Brian Shields has argued for and has been granted full reinstatement on behalf of many clients, including those with as many as four prior DUI convictions.
Your DUI Case is a Serious Matter
It is now more important than ever that when you step in front of the Judge on your DUI case, you are represented by an Experienced DUI Attorney. Someone who is familiar with the rapidly changing case law dealing with not only your case in chief, but also the Suspension of your license.
A DUI Charge for a first offender is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 354 days in jail and a fine of up to $2500. If you have prior convictions for DUI, your case may be a felony, punishable by up to 7 years in prison, 30 years if you have 5 or more prior violations for DUI.
A DUI conviction will trigger the revocation of your license by the Secretary of State if your license is revoked for DUI, your license can only be reinstated at a hearing in front of hearing officers from the Secretary of State’s office.
The Secretary of State will act to suspend your driver’s license 46 days after your arrest for DUI, if you either a) blew over .08 in a breathalyzer exam, or b) refused a breathalyzer test. This suspension can be for as little as six months or as long as three years. Brian Shields aggressively defends your rights in the civil proceeding where your license is at stake.